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Philadelphia has a lead poisoning problem. And some are fighting to eradicate it.

A new state report finds that children’s exposure to lead is much worse than previously known. State lawmakers detail legislation to help protect children from lead’s toxic scourge.

This Philadelphia police inspector was accused of sexual harassment. Now he is head of the Special Victims Unit.

The Police Department put Inspector Anthony Washington in charge of the Special Victims Unit, despite past sexual-harassment complaints. Advocates for rape victims are dismayed, but Washington’s supporters say his past isn’t problematic.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to eliminate lead from Philadelphia schools faces opposition

Wolf's $100M plan would be funded by a tax on natural gas extraction. An industry executive and two Republican spokespeople spoke out against the tax.

How the ‘Toxic City’ investigation has protected Philadelphia children from environmental perils

Here's what city and school officials did to help protect children from health hazards in the wake of the Inquirer's two-year investigation, Toxic City.

Despite recent cleanups, Philadelphia schools still expose kids and teachers to asbestos

The Philadelphia school district spent the summer cleaning up seven schools where the Inquirer's "Toxic City: Sick Schools" investigation found the highest numbers of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. Then, new problems surfaced.

Philadelphia school kids will get added protections from lead paint perils

A new law in Philadelphia will require for the first time that public schools must be certified as safe from lead-paint hazards.

One woman, two men found dead in Tioga

Police said there was no sign of forced entry.

Landlord discovers body in blood-soaked carpet at Wissinoming home

Police said the suspects were found cutting up a carpet with the body inside.

Rittenhouse Square stabbing suspect Michael White held for trial on third-degree murder charge

Michael White was held for trial on a third-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of developer Sean Schellenger in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.